Who Can Apply: The contest is open to all students enrolled, or who will be enrolled, in an elementary, junior high, or high school during the 2015-2016 academic year, including homeschooled students in an equivalent grade level, who have not previously received a prize in their category. For example, a previous winner in the junior category, who is now eligible for the senior category, may submit an entry.
Submission: All essays should be about 1,000 words, neat, and legible (double spaced, typed preferred). The fund historically receives a large number of entries and the contest is highly competitive. Include your name, age, address, telephone number, school, and grade as well as a statement from a teacher or parent certifying that the essay is your original work.
The theme for the essay is “What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You?”
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Learn More: Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest